IHEP

Higher Education Organizations

  • Excelencia in Education—A nonprofit organization whose mission is to accelerate Latino student success in higher education.
  • Academy for Educational Development—Independent, nonprofit organization committed to solving critical social problems and building the capacity of individuals, communities, and institutions to become more self-sufficient.
  • ACT—Nonprofit organization providing assessment, research, information, and program management services in the areas of education and workforce development.
  • America's Promise Alliance—The nation’s largest partnership organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth.
  • American Association of Community Colleges—Nonprofit association that is a primary advocacy organization for community colleges at the national level and works closely with directors of state offices to inform and affect state policy.
  • American Association of University Professors—Association whose purpose is to advance academic freedom and shared governance, to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good.
  • American Council on Education—Serves as a consensus leader on key higher education issues and seeks to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.
  • American Federation of Teachers—Represents the economic, social, and professional interests of classroom teachers. It is an affiliated international union of the AFL-CIO.
  • American Institutes for Research—Nonprofit organization committed to contributing to the science of human behavior and the development of man’s capacities and potential.
  • American Youth Policy Forum—Nonprofit, nonpartisan professional development organization providing learning opportunities for policymakers, practitioners, and researchers working on youth and education issues at the national, state, and local levels.
  • Association for Institutional Researchers—Nonprofit organization that supports members in their efforts to continuously improve the practice of institutional research for postsecondary planning, management, and operations.
  • Association of American International Colleges and Universities—International organization created by and for college and university presidents representing institutions operating independently in the European and Asian continents for the purpose of exchanging views and resolving problems on matters of common concern.
  • Association of Community College Trustees—Nonprofit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States.
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges—National association that serves the interests and needs of academic governing boards, boards of institutionally related foundations, and campus CEOs and other senior-level campus administrators on issues related to higher education governance and leadership.
  • Business Higher Education Forum—An organization of Fortune 500 CEOs, college and university presidents, and foundation leaders working to advance innovative solutions to our nation's education challenges in order to enhance U.S. competitiveness.
  • Committee on Institutional Cooperation —A consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago who advance their academic missions, generate unique opportunities for students and faculty, and serve the common good by sharing expertise, leveraging campus resources, and collaborating on innovative programs.
  • Community College Research Center—Independent authority whose mission is to conduct research on the major issues affecting community colleges in the United States and to contribute to the development of practice and policy that expands access to higher education and promotes success for all students.
  • Consortium on Financing Higher Education—Institutionally supported organization of thirty-one private colleges and universities established to examine how selective, private colleges and universities could discuss their commitment to providing exceptional educational opportunities for highly talented students as well as best practices in fiscal management.
  • Council for Aid to Education—Nonprofit organization whose goals are to advance corporate support of education, conduct policy research on higher education, and improve quality and access in higher education.
  • Council of Independent Colleges—Major national service organization for all small and mid-sized, independent, liberal arts colleges and universities in the United States.
  • Council on Higher Education Accreditation—Association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges that serves as an advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation.
  • Education Finance Council—Association of nonprofit and state-based student loan providers dedicated to the single purpose of making college more affordable.
  • EDUCAUSE—Nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.
  • ETS: Educational Testing Service—Nonprofit organization that advances quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research.
  • Heartland Institute—National nonprofit research and education organization whose mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems.
  • Institute of Education Sciences—Institute within the Department of Education whose mission is to provide rigorous evidence on which to ground education practice and policy.
  • International Association of Universities—Worldwide association of higher education institutions that brings together organizations from some 150 countries for reflection and action on common concerns and collaborates with various international, regional and national bodies active in higher education.
  • Jobs for the Future—Partnership to accelerate opportunities for people to advance in education and careers; information on services, publications, and current job openings.
  • National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs—Works on promoting, strengthening, encouraging and enhancing high standards in the administration and operation of student grant and aid programs so that they shall be available to students in all states to expand and further postsecondary opportunities.
  • National College Access Network—Organization dedicated to assisting local communities all over the country initiate, develop and sustain their own college access programs.
  • National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs—Nationwide network of guaranty agencies, secondary markets, lenders, loan servicers, collection agencies, schools, and other organizations involved in the administration of the Federal Family Education Loan Program.
  • NSSE: National Survey of Student Engagement—Initiative that obtains, on an annual basis, information from hundreds of four-year colleges and universities nationwide about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development.
  • The College Board—Nonprofit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Among its best-known programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT®, and the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®).
  • University Continuing Education Association—Association that assists institutions of higher learning and affiliated nonprofit organizations to increase access through a wide array of educational programs and services.
  • University Continuing Education Association—Association that assists institutions of higher learning and affiliated nonprofit organizations to increase access through a wide array of educational programs and services.